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Allie Esiri reveals Shakespeare you can taste every day of the year with Donna Freed

16 Oct 2019

Allie Esiri is desperate for you to fall in love with poetry, one day at a time (A Poem for Every Day of the Year & A Poem for Every Night of the Year) and she has now set her sights on Shakespeare.  Don’t be afraid, dears, take your literary medicine, one loving Shakespearean spoonful…

Betjeman Poetry Prize 2016 with Joanna Lumley on Radio Gorgeous

12 Oct 2016

Betjeman Poetry Prize 2016 with Joanna Lumley on Radio Gorgeous Josephine went along to record the Betjeman Poetry Prize at St Pancras station next to the life size bronze of Britain’s most loved poet, Sir John Betjeman. This competition was founded ten years ago by his daughter Candida Lycett-Green. It supports and encourages poetry for…

Mermaid’s Work by Fiona Howe – Singer Songwriter & Film Composer

19 Jan 2016

  Mermaid’s Work Fiona Howe – Singer Songwriter & Film Composer Length: 20.47 Fiona Howe has copious strings to her creative bow many of which were put to use for her album Mermaid’s Work. Her starting point was the sea but then a melding of words and music. Her self produced album features her compositions,…

Phenomenal People – VOTE for a WOMAN

01 Jul 2015

Nominate A Woman Who Inspired YOU! PHENOMENAL PEOPLE – INTERVIEW FOR RADIO GORGEOUS BY NICKI BANNERMAN Nicki Bannerman talks with Shakespeare and TV actress Victoria Moseley and poet and author Malika Booker at the Phenomenal People live theatre performance event. A pop-up live performance event called Phenomenal People celebrated stories about women in society with an…

Sharon Dunscombe Bibliotherapist & Do you fancy your father in law? GORGEOUS GOSSIP

13 Apr 2015

    Josephine & Donna: 00:00 Sharon Dunscombe: 05:57   Apparently a substantial portion of men fancy their mother-in-laws, flirt with them and think they fancy them back! Josephine and Donna turn the tables and discuss whether they fancy their fathers-in-law. Does a cheeky flirt make for smooth familial relations? Listen in to their gossip….

Martina Evans discusses poetry, self-mining and country music

09 Feb 2012

Recently returned from Italy where she picked up the Ciampi International Poetry Prize, Irish poet Martina Evans popped into the studio to talk about mining her past, the poetry of country music, and finding inspiration on the tube! We heard the title poem from her acclaimed collection ‘Facing the Public’, and moving extracts from her…